[Resolved] clean hard drive

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steve5566

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i want to reformatt my hard drive
i have none of the original software on the computer to reformatt
but i have all of the software of another computer
is this posssible ?
do i need to know anything else about the computer and also how do i formatt the hard drive

thank in advance

steve
 
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Steve5566
It doesn't matter what is on the computer now..as long as you have a copy of what ever you want to INSTALL, you are good to go..Below are a couple of great links with info re: clean installs....
Tom Porterfield--Reinstall
MR E's Clean install

One final word..... As a rule.....it is NOT legeal to have the OS on more than one machine at a time without a different license arangement/purchase
 

steve5566

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thanks jack i know about the legalities but this other computer is for a 3 year to play games on
i will try the links you listed i was just worried about drivers and other things since i don't know anything about the other system
 
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Yeah...you'll NEED the drivers!! Try doing a search for a program called "drvexp17"...it's a zip download. It will capture all of the machines driver files...could be a real lifesaver!
 

steve5566

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still having trouble the format c: command at the a:>prompt
says bad command or file name
the windows 98 boot disk doesn't have format.com nor does the startup disk i made
does this format.com have to be on the ? if so where do i get it
my system says now the operating system is missing but i don't have enough disk space to load windows without formatting my c drive

thanks for any help
 
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